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Aids Death Statistics In Africa

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Statistics SA "Buried" Death Report, Says Treatment Action Campaign

Speaking at the close of a three-day conference on HIV and TB in Cape Town recently, Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) Chairperson Zackie Achmat slammed official statistics agency Statistics SA for the "surreptitious" release of its latest report on... Read more »
UNAIDS

Global HIV Prevalence has Levelled off; AIDS Is Among the Leading Causes of Death Globally and Remains the Primary Cause of Death in Africa

Geneva -- New data show global HIV prevalence -- the percentage of people living with HIV -- has levelled off and that the number of new infections has fallen, in part as a result of the impact of HIV programmes. However, in 2007 33.2 million [30.6... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Decline in AIDS-Related Deaths in South Africa Attributed to Expanded Treatment Program

"One in 10 South Africans is HIV-positive but AIDS-related deaths are falling as ramped-up treatment begins to have an impact, the country's official statistics agency said Tuesday," Agence France-Presse reports. According to data from Statistics... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Interpreting HIV and testing statistics (HIV STATISTICS)

Greetings. I recently tested HIV+ on a rapid blood test, and am awaiting Western Blot results. Needless to say, I'm extremely worried, almost resigned. I've been reading about testing statistics and through questions on this forum, and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I'll respond to your three specific questions first:1.The sensitivity and specificity of a test assume the test is performed properly and free from confounding variables.2.The estimated statistical risk assumes unprotected sex with a partner... Read more »

Confused in Fort Worth (HIV STATISTICS, 2009)(HIV STATISTICS, 2009)

Hey there Doctor Frascino,Been on your site over the years and am still a bit confused and concerned, even after reading through the archives. Can you try to clarify something for me. I have avoided sex over the years due to my fears but as I age,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,The HIV-risk statistics I quote are merely statistical estimates that give relative risk. They are not meant to be applied to a specific coupling to gage actual risk. Rather they help advise someone of the relative risk of one type of activity... Read more »

Aids deaths

Doctor,You stated in a recent post that it is estimated that 8000 people die a day of AIDS. Would you know by chance how many people die each year of poverty, malnutrition in underdeveloped nations? Has this number declined in the past 5 years?...
Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Response from Judith A. Aberg, M.D.

Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
There are always problems with statistics even in the US. It is only as good as the people collecting the data. But to answer your question, yes increasing numbers of people still die from malnutrition, tuberculosis, malaria and all the other... Read more »

Question 1: Misleading statistical chartsQuestion 2: Are those with the least immunity dying leaving those with moreimmunity

Question 1: Misleading statistical chartsQuestion 2: Are those with the least immunity dying leaving those with moreimmunityWhy are there no death statistics charted longitudinally over long periods of time taking into account people with HIV who...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your e-mail. We are finding that people are living longerwith HIV/AIDS. There is however no direct evidence that anybody is livinglonger due to an immunity/resistance to HIV/AIDS. Rather, people are livinglonger with HIV due to... Read more »
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Debunking AIDS in Africa

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Where Are the Data?
If four million South Africans are HIV positive, President Mbeki should demand that all four million HIV antibody test results be submitted to him immediately.

Neenyah Ostrom -- 09/26/2001

A high-profile argument has erupted between... Read more »

HIV statistics

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello,

How the numbers compiled for HIV stats worldwide etc. Or more to the point how do they know how it was caught, i.e hetro sex, gay sex, drug use etc Do they rely on the persons hoensty for this? For examle a hetro guy could go with men but not... Read more »

CDC's "HIV per 10,000 expoaures"...old statistics?

Posted by rlimbo, 1 Reply
I haven't been able to find the "per 10,000 exposures" table on theCDC website, just references to those statistics, which doesn't say when the statistics were published.

If HIV is an non-contagious as it is, how is it such a problem, especially in... Read more »

South Africa releases stats

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
From:
http://www.statssa.gov.za/Publications/publicationsearch.asp?PN=fqtqz.t&PM=&PY=&PS=1

HIV/AIDS as an official cause of death in the year 2001 as available:

<1 year of age: 1.6% (1999)
1-4 years: 3.0% (down from 3.5% in 1999)
15-24... Read more »